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Bristol City 0-2 Reading: Player Ratings

Harry rates the Royals as they strolled to a 2-0 victory over The Robins.

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Rafael: 6

Did he make a save? Bristol City were poor all evening and didn’t threaten Rafa between the sticks at all. He’ll probably raise his heart rate higher walking to get on the bus back home than he did for the entire 90 minutes.

Andy Yiadom: 7

Proved why he's still our best right back. If Yiadom is fully fit, he starts. There are no two ways about that. Full of attacking energy all night and looked confident and assured against an albeit tame Bristol front line.

Michael Morrison: 8

Michael Bloody Morrison. What a man. Once again an absolute rock at the back, but that’s not why his performance will be remembered tonight. It'll be remembered for the 44th minute when he channeled his inner Lionel Messi to charge up from centre back and dink it over Bentley. Delightful.

Tom McIntyre: 7

Now that Moore is back fully fit, TMc produced a performance that will really give Pauno a headache and a big decision to make for Saturday’s game against Boro. He was brilliant yet again.

Omar Richards: 7

I’m really going to miss this bloke. Put in another performance that just proves how big of a miss he’s going to be next season, and how big of a job we’ll have trying to find a replacement. The best left back in the division.

Alfa Semedo: 7

So much better sitting deeper rather than in the number 10 role, and with Laurent missing out through injury, Semedo really stepped up to the plate and put in arguably his most impressive performance yet.

Andy Rinomhota: 8

Big test for Rino tonight without his partner in crime, but he passed it flying colours and then some. Looked really good in possession, started attacks brilliantly and snuffed out anything that Bristol City had to offer. A vintage Andy Rinomhota performance.

Tomas Esteves: 6

A surprise selection from Pauno at right wing, but repaid his manager’s trust in him. Didn’t do anything to stand out, but looked threatening down the right hand side and showed some nice touches on the ball.

Michael Olise: 8

I mean, the lad’s just different gravy isn’t he? What impresses me about him so much isn’t his natural ability, that’s clear for all to see, it’s his professionalism at such a young age. Busts a gut to get back into position when he loses the ball and never, ever complains when he gets fouled. A real joy to watch play in the blue and white hoops.

Ovie Ejaria: 7

Was really in his groove in the first half, dancing past the Bristol City right back on a few occasions. Should’ve done better with a one-on-one in the second half, but more than played his part in a comfortable win.

Lucas Joao: 7

Looked an isolated figure for large proportions of the game, but when he gets a chance, Joao usually gets a goal - and that was the case again tonight. A brilliant touch and finish to get us going and showed some beautiful touches throughout too. Looked #fuming when he got hooked for Puscas, but you can’t argue with Pauno’s decision to rest him.

Subs

Tom Holmes: 6

Came on to sure up the defence just to completely eliminate the risk of any unlikely Bristol City comeback.

Lewis Gibson: N/A

Came on too late to make any real impact, but did play left wing - Giggsy? more like Gibbsy.

George Puscas: N/A

Same as Gibson, but so, so good to see him back - first time he’s stepped on a football pitch in over three months.

Dejan Tetek: N/A

Came on in injury time.


Average: 7/10

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